A vacant patch of ground at Idaho Fish and Game’s Salmon Outdoor Classroom was recently transformed into a haven for pollinating insects thanks to the efforts of Girl Scout Troop 575. Paige Rackham, Brooke Axtell, Brenna Fisher, Mariquita Andrews, and Cheyenne Ward braved rain, wind, and mud to plant wildflower seed and native shrubs that will provide important sources of nectar and pollen for bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. The planting project was a big step toward earning the girls a Silver Star Award, the highest award available to Girl Scout Cadets. The Silver Award gives girls the chance to show that they are leaders who are organized, determined, and dedicated to improving their communities. To earn the award girls choose and work on a service project that provides a positive lasting impact on their community.